Kittredge Gallery Photo Speakers by Dan Senn . University of Puget Sound, March 1994 . . Constructed from photoscans of a child's face pressed against glass, rusted wire mesh, pine dowels, pvc and piezo speakers. Photoscans act as diaphram f or piezo elements attached from behind playing one of two channels from a video playback unit. . MAIN INDEX . . . . . . . . . . . . . .

Out to Dry

Consists of 32 photo scans of my face pressed against glass hung beneath the suspended frame shown in the photo. Two video run continuously behind the hanging photos: a color video of a mapping of inner-city weeds taken in downtown Tacoma in the spring of 1993 and the other, an percussive animation of my face as seen in the photo scans and played back over an old b/w television. The sound track for one video machine consists of the text called Appealaspeile, an account of the bureaucratic ousting of a committed artist from a company position written and read in a style reminiscent of Kafka work. The stereo sound track for the other video is a real-time feedback improvisation from Scrapercussion #7 made for "No Art Arts Day" in New York City in 1989.


The Trampoline Family

Consists of three "trampolines" each featuring the crushed face of a different child as held in a transparency and stretched within a pine dowel frame. The rusted mesh on each trampoline acts as a Theremin which senses view proximity (closeness) with the resulting tone transmitted over piezo speakers attached to the back of the scanned photographs (the photo act redundantly as a speaker diaphram).